Tomé Art Gallery’s Fiber Arts Show

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By: Eric Kane 
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Celebrate the rich fiber history of this region at the Tomé Art Gallery’s Tomé Fiber Arts Show from Sunday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 31.

Join the artists for fiber demonstrations of spinning, weaving, needle felting and knitting. There will be snacks from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at the gallery, located at 2930 N.M. 47.

FIBER ARTISTS

Immense flocks of sheep historically dominated the valley long before crop farming. Tomé Gallery artists are celebrating this rich history.

They offer wool grown in the area by Theresa De Cherif and hand spun into yarn by a group of Navaho women. Bob and Diana Dow have commercially spun and hand dyed yarns from their local farm as well as roving and felted wool. Judy Bechtol hand spins and dyes her wool and alpaca yarns.

In addition to yarns, fiber artist Mary Black has her felted wool pictures. If you haven’t seen Mary’s work take this chance to be enthralled by her skill and artistic vision.

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